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Triathlon Fundraiser – Donate $1 per mile to help Kiva’s low income entrepreneurs help themselves

On Sunday, August 16th, my husband and I are doing a sprint triathlon in Upstate New York.  This is my first triathlon and I have been training for the past couple of months.  It has been be a grueling, yet wonderful experience so far.

The triathlon consists of 19.5 miles of swimming, biking and running.  Give $1 per mile to donate $20 to support low income entrepreneurs work their way out of poverty through my 6 month Kiva fellowship in Latin America.  Read more about that in this blog post.

My Kiva Fellowship

The Kiva Fellow is an unpaid, volunteer-based position designed to increase Kiva’s impact around the world.  The Kiva Fellow works directly with one of Kiva’s partner microfinance institutions (MFIs).  The Kiva Fellow is an integral part of the Kiva Team, acting as Kiva’s eyes and ears in the field and helping to extend limited resources to maximum effect.

The Kiva Fellow interviews and create profiles of entrepreneurs so lenders like you can read about their situation and lend them capital to start or expand their business. Without the Kiva Fellow, there would be no entrepreneur profiles on the Kiva website, no journal updates about their work and virtually no connection between the business owner and the lender.  Through her fieldwork and communication, the Kiva Fellow fosters the link between the borrower, MFI, Kiva and the lender.

Profile of one of the successful loans in Lethal Sheethal's Kiva portfolio

Profile of one of the successful loans in Lethal Sheethal's Kiva portfolio

I will be working with one of Kiva’s partner MFIs in Latin America for 6 months from October – April.  Read more details about the fellowship in my blog post here.

If you would like to donate online, click the button to visit my Chip In page –

Chip In for My Kiva Fellowship

Chip In for My Kiva Fellowship

Or if you feel more comfortable writing a check please send to –
Sheethal Shobowale
311 Cumberland Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238

If you are in the upstate New York area and like to wake up early, here are the details to come cheer me on!  I definitely need it.  It’s going to be serious!

Swim-½ mi. Bike-16 mi. Run-3 mi.
Lake Sebago, Harriman State Park <–link to Google Maps
6:30-7:30 a.m. – Check-in. new entries, packet pick-up
7:45 a.m. – Course orientation, final race instructions
8:00 a.m. – Race Start
10:30 a.m. – Course closes, Raffle, Awards presentation

I will be throwing a Rooftop BBQ Going Away Party in mid-September to say farewell to friends and thank supporters.  Even if you aren’t able to donate, I hope you can join!  Details to come.

Thanks for listening and for your support!


Mountain Bike Triathlon Training

Mountain Bike Triathlon Training